Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4957 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
> MOST declared that the x5000 is needed to test new concepts with respect to x64.
I don‘t think the X5000 is needed for this or that most declared it was. The new concepts (64-bit, SMP etc.) can be very well tested on G5 Macs. Or which concept is it that can be tested on the X5000 but not on a G5 Mac?
Good question. They had the option of supporting new hardware, so they went that way.
And the SAM460 was what really provided the initial PCI-E exposure (we don't really support 64bit functionality).
I'd have been perfectly happy with 11,2 PowerMac support, as I already own one, but its looking less and less likely that that will happen. ;-(
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